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SVol. XCIII, No. 45

Copyright 1982, The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, October 30, 1982

Ten Cents

Ten Pages'

Razor blades
'discovered in

hot do
By KRISTIN STAPLETON
Supermarkets in five states pulled
SBall Park franks off the shelves yester-
day as more consumers reported fin-
ding razor blades and other sharp ob-
jects in their hotdogs - including two
purchased in Pittsfield Township, just
south of Ann Arbor.
Carl Wells of, Pittsfield Township
received lip lacerations. Thursday
night from a razor blade embedded in a
hotdog he had purchased at a Pittsfield
Kroger supermarket. His was the
second blade found in Ball Park franks
this week.
TUESDAY, A Detroit woman
preparing dinner for her children called
police with the first report of a razor in
a hotdog.
"We contacted the Detroit Police
Department (Thursday) night, and it
appears the similarities between the
two incidents are pretty strong," said
Pittsfield Township Police Chief John
Santomauro.
Santomauro said another township
resident, warned by the publicity,
yesterday found a half-inch nail em-
bedded in a frank.
"THE PACKAGE did not appear to
be tampered with," Santomauro said,
which may mean the hotdogs were con-
taminated at the Livonia packing plant
of Hygrade Food Products Corp.
manufacturer of the franks.
Later yesterday, Janet Melonio o
,Redford Township said he was wat-

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ching the television news while
preparing Ball Park franks for dinner,
and deciding to inspect them, found a
metal object imbedded in one.
"I removed the object and it ap-
peared to be a blade from a disposable
type razor," said Redford Township
police officer Paul Whiting. "It
appears it was inserted during the
manufacturing process. There were no
holes in the casing. I had to break the
hotdog to pull the blade out."
CHARLES Ledgerwood, Hygrade's
vice president of operations, blamed
the first incident on "deliberate
sabotage by a misguided employee" at
the Livonia plant. But he said the other
violated franks may not be related.
Ledgerwood said the first razor blade
was found in a package that was
processed on Sept. 10 - before the
Chicago Tylenol-cyanide deaths - and
the second in a package processed
about Oct. 11.
"The immediate concern of our com-
pany is to insure the safety of all con-
sumers who use our product," Ledger-
wood said. The company is offering' a
$10,000 rewardfor information leading
to the conviction of the person respon-
sible for the tampering.
A COMPANY spokesperson said it
was not known exactly how many
t packages of Ball Park meat and beef
franks were involved in the five-state
recall because "the number keeps
growing as we speak."
See BLADES, Page 2'

Spanish
leader
asks'for
military
loyalty
From AP and UPI
MADRID, Spain- Socialist
Prime Minister-elect Felipe Gonzalez,
swept into office in a landmark victory
that alters the face of post-Franco
Spain, appealed yesterday to the
nation's restless military to serve
democracy.
In Spain's third election since the
death of dictator Francisco Franco
seven years ago, Gonzalez's Socialists
Workers Party won an absolute
majority in parliament to give Spain its
first leftist government since the 1936-
1939 civil war.
THE SOCIALISTS thursday captured
201 seats in the 350-seat parliament,;
leaving a right-wing party a distant
second with 105 seats and virtually
wiping out a centrist party that ruled
the nation's transition to a democracy.
after Franco's death.
In his victory speech, Gonzalez, 40,
reminded the army of its duty to serve
the public.
In February, 1981, several hundred
men of the Guardia Civil, the
paramilitary national police, took over
parliament in a coup attempt led by the
general commanding the Valencia
military district.
THE COUP WAS foiled by the inter-.
vention of King Juan Carlos, who
emerged as the champion and bulwark
of democracy.
At the outset of the campaign three
weeks ago, the government said it had
uncovered another army plot to take;
over the government and arrested
three colonels. It said the plot was ex-
tensive but has not said who else was
implicated.
Business and industry leaders, who
supported the rightwing Popular
Alliance party of former Franco
Minister Manuel Fraga, reacted calmly
to the expected Socialist victory.
A SPOKESMAN for Fraga's party
See SOCIALISTS, Page 2

Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER

Dorm float
The "Real Students Don't Have Time for this Kind of Stuff" float rolls down William Street in the annual Homecoming
Parade, yesterday evening. Mark Kunkel, Dan Koster, Ted Warren, John Weiss, and driver Darrell Davery sit atop
their float, which was adorned with a desk, chair, boxes of Corn Chex, Cliff's Notes, and term papers. But their effort
wasn't good enough, as the Zeta Psi Fraternity-with its space shuttle float-won top honors in the parade.
Adult bookstore owner

Freeze: A hot
issue on ballot

attacks
By ANDY MEAD
The owner of the closed and
padlocked Danish News adult
bookstore led a small band of
picketeers outside the Washtenaw
County Building yesterday afternoon in
an attempt to "eibarrass the whole
circuit court," which has twice closed
his store.
Sympathizers of Terry Shoultes, who
said he owns nine other adult stores

across Michigan, including four
massage parlours, handed out fliers
protesting the "Gestapo tactics ... that
the entire Washtenaw County Circuit
Court Bench uses in depriving some of
our citizens of their First Amendment
rights, trial-by-jury rights, and their
civil rights."
SHOULTES, who estimated he has

city of Ann Arbor for $600,000 in
damages for a variety of crimes he
alleged city officials committed against
him and his business.
He plans further lawsuits pending the
outcome of the appeal of his conviction
Sept. 21 for contempt-of court for sud-
denly re-opening his bookstore. For
that move, he and business agent Noel
Lippman spent a weekend in jail, but
See OWNER, Page 2

Gestapo tactics'

been arrested more than 40
never convicted, said he is

times but
suing the

I By SCOTT KASHKIN
Few, if any, of the questions facing
state voters in next week's elections
have generated so much excitement
or fear as Proposal E, which asks
voters to endorse a freeze of U.S.,
and Soviet nuclear weapons.
Depending on your point of view,
the Freeze movement is either a
unique chance for world peace or a
guarantee of Soviet aggression
against a weakened America.
Advocates of both camps have
been out in force in past weeks,
pressing their arguments about the
Freeze's incalculable potential for
peace or conflict.I

Escapee faces 4 felony

OPERATING on relatively small
budgets, dozens of independent
nuclear freeze groups across the
state gathered enough signatures in
just a few months to get the Freeze
proposal on next week's ballot.
See NUCLEAR, Page 2

Offbeat candidates add
color to Regents race
By RITA GIRARDI term goal, if elected to the board, is to
There is a touch of color in this year's "whittle away government in-
race for University Regents, but it's not volvement and control of the Univer-
coming from any of the major can- sity."
didates. From advocating the firing of UNLIKE SOME of his major-party
all Marxist University profesors, to the opponents who are calling for increased
slow elimination of all state aid for this government aid, Kurczynski believes
campus, the minor candidates for the that such involvement ultimately
Board of Regents have armed them- results in a lower-quality education.
selves to the hilt with "different" "Decreased government involvement
positions on the issues. would, overall, raise the standard of
Take, for instance, Alan Kurczynski, education," he said.
a 19-year-old candidate from the Fellow Libertarian candidate Louis
University's Dearborn campus. As a Goldberg, an 18-year-old Ann Arbor
Libertarian, Kurczynski said his long - See MINOR, Page 2

charges
By GREG BRUSSTAR
Despite the fact that he is currently
serving a life sentence with no chance
of parole, convicted murderer Kyle
Johnson was charged yesterday with
four : crimes stemming from his.
escape last week.
Johnson was arraigned in front of
15th District Court Judge George
Alexander, and charged with escape
from custody, assault with intent to do
great bodily harm, and two counts of
breaking and entering.
JOHNSON WAS arraigned in the
Washtenaw County Jail instead of the
County building "to minimize his op-
portunities of escape," said Washtenaw
County Sheriff Thomas Minick.
Charging Johnson with the additional
crimes "is a move to keep him in
prison," said Washtenaw County
Prosecutor William Delhey.
Despite the fact that "no additional
prison time will result, opportunities
for potential escape might occur, and
there will be substantial expense in-
volved in the cost of guards and trying
the case," Delhey said. The county is
going ahead with the prosecutions, he
said.
SHOULD Johnson be convicted, these
crimes would be put on the Department
of Correction records and be available
ER for consideration in the event of a
possible commutation of his sentence,
See ESCAPEE, Page 2

Doily Photo by JEFF SCHRIE
Convicted murderer Kyle Johnson, 23, is escorted from his arraignment at the Washtenaw County Jail by Sgt
Raymond Smagacz (left) and Lt. Nuel Schneider.

TODAY--
Pizza pigdom
HE GLORIOUS strains of "Hail'to the Victors"
' spurred on the contestants in the homecoming
pizza-eating contest at the Count of Antipasto
yesterday, as cameras flashed and spectators
cheered the eaters to gluttonous heights of pizza pigdom.
The contestants-nine teams of two females and two males
each-battled it out to consume eight pieces of pizza in the

ticing day and night but we never knew it." Two teams-
the Moles and the B weirds-withdrew from the com-
petition because of personal and digestive reasons. Only
nine of the 16 pizzas prepared were eaten, but no one asked
for doggie bags.Q
Candidates for dollars
THE PRESS-Enterprise newspapers of Bloomsburg,
Pa. offered $5 to anyone who could name the two
n ,,ni fn . orthe t e 11th Cnngresional

newspaper," said one woman after failing the test. The an-
swers: James Nelligan is the incumbent Republican, and
Frank Harrison is the Democratic candidate. Q
A better idea
A NXIOUS Japanese car salesmen waited and waited
ata London auto show recently for their VIP guest, the
Japanese ambassador. He arrived late-courtesy of
American know-how. His Excellency Tsuyoshi Hirahara
turned up late at the meeting in a rented Ford Granada.
Mrnnr a.. .f.rr-a torp.. t ."imnnrt--" hsaacP hip

Also on this date in history:
* 1942-The University gathered 42 tons of scrap metal
for the war effort.
* 1946-Presidents of all women's houses voted down the
weekday late permission proposal. The proposal would
have given senior women permission to stay out until 11:30
p.m. during the weekend (one night a week only for junio'
women). "Overcrowded conditions" was the reason for the
refusal.
r 1968-Fistfights and confrontations with police erupted
in Detiroit's Cobo Hall during a George Wallace campaign
rally. Ten people were arrested and several were
honnitaizedi r.

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